CONROE, Texas — Galaxy FBO has opened its new FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO).
The new facility occupies 15 acres at the south corner of the Lone Star Executive Airport, just at the end of Runway 14-32.
The construction broke ground in October 2012. More than 13,000 truckloads of fill were imported to raise the ground elevation, 45,000 yards excavated for onsite drainage and detention, 21,000 tons of cement-stabilized, crushed concrete was used for the base for the apron/ramp, FBO officials said.
Features of the new Galaxy FBO facility:
- Three-story 45,000 square-foot building
- Two 50,000 square-foot hangars
- Arrival/departure canopy
- 45,000 square yards of apron/ramp space with 24 three-point concrete imbedded tie-downs
- Phillips 66 fuel service
Galaxy FBO facility occupies 17,000 square feet — the entire first floor of the three-story office building, which houses pilot and VIP lounges, conference rooms and offices. Approximately 5,000 square feet of the second floor is leased to Wing Aviation, a Private Aircraft Management and Part 135 Charter services company, for its North Houston operations.
Two identical hangars provide space for approximately 38,000 square feet of aircraft storage. Each hangar has more than 12,000 square feet of additional space for parking, tug storage and other aircraft related equipment. The hangars’ 296-foot width accommodates any private aircraft on the market today, FBO officials said. One of the hangars will be utilized as a community hangar, for Galaxy FBO transit and base customers and the second hangar is available for lease to a flight department, officials noted.
The third floor of the building will feature the Black Walnut Café restaurant. The fast-casual counter-service concept has seating for 120 inside and also features a 36 seat, 1,500 square foot patio, that overlooks the apron and Runway 14-32.
“The Galaxy FBO development ushers in a new chapter in continuing improvements at the airport. As the first major development on the Southeast side of the airport, it also opens the door for future expansion,” said Scott Smith, Lone Star Executive Airport Manager. “With the extension of the primary runway to 7,500 feet; the construction of a U.S. Customs facility; and the addition to our FBO family of the new Galaxy FBO with Black Walnut Café, the airport is better positioned to meet the rising needs of general aviation in the North Houston, The Woodlands and Conroe areas.”
After a soft opening in mid-September, the facility is now in full operation.
For more information: GalaxyFBO.com